Plank with the help of @misslucy_lou

Plank with the help of @misslucy_lou .
When it was a beautiful sunny outdoors personal training day. .
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When it was a beautiful sunny outdoors personal training day. .
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What do you wear when you’re off to dinner at a cool London restaurant on a first date?

What do you wear when you're off to dinner at a cool London restaurant on a first date? .
In my case.... Zara jacket ( last season)
Leather-look jeans ( current season Zara) 
Black patent stiletto boots. ( vintage) .
In my opinion first date clothes should appear understated and thrown together stylishly.
Like you made an effort to look nice but didn't try too hard. 
Never lots of cleavage and lots of leg together-only one or the other. .
I like to dress age appropriately , never the mutton dressed as lamb, but I do still like to wear clothes with an edge.
As I am age 60+ my skirts or dresses aren't ever shorter than knee length and only a glimpse of cleavage not too much.
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Not everything on show.
Less is always more. 
However shoes can definitely always be sexy whatever your age.
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Dress to suit your body shape and size, and create optical illusions to flatter your best bits and detract from your least favourite bits. .
I always want my clients to feel confident and love themselves when they look in the mirror. .
It's the whole of you that's attractive -your personality, your confidence and your body language. .
No one is judging you in real life. . 
Be positive and dress to impress.
First impressions count.
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In my case…. Zara jacket ( last season)
Leather-look jeans ( current season Zara)
Black patent stiletto boots. ( vintage) .
In my opinion first date clothes should appear understated and thrown together stylishly.
Like you made an effort to look nice but didn’t try too hard.
Never lots of cleavage and lots of leg together-only one or the other. .
I like to dress age appropriately , never the mutton dressed as lamb, but I do still like to wear clothes with an edge.
As I am age 60+ my skirts or dresses aren’t ever shorter than knee length and only a glimpse of cleavage not too much.
.
Not everything on show.
Less is always more.
However shoes can definitely always be sexy whatever your age.
.
Dress to suit your body shape and size, and create optical illusions to flatter your best bits and detract from your least favourite bits. .
I always want my clients to feel confident and love themselves when they look in the mirror. .
It’s the whole of you that’s attractive -your personality, your confidence and your body language. .
No one is judging you in real life. .
Be positive and dress to impress.
First impressions count.
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Thank you for all hundreds of likes for my last post

Thank you for all hundreds of likes for my last post.
I was not expecting so many.
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If you saw this last bikini body post of mine please could you comment on the following: 
Did you like because..
I'm an older woman body-confident enough to wear a bikini?
Because I don't filter -what I post is the reality?
Because there were boobs!?
Because I looked ok?
Informative nutrition and lifestyle eating tips?
Because as a woman yourself I hopefully am inspiring you to be confident and not care what others say 
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Please let me know your thoughts as I will adjust my posts accordingly.
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Btw, This is my first home cooked lunch continuing on the same protein and good complex carbs eating regime.
Chicken breast pan sauteed in coconut oil.
Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
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I was not expecting so many.
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If you saw this last bikini body post of mine please could you comment on the following:
Did you like because..
I’m an older woman body-confident enough to wear a bikini?
Because I don’t filter -what I post is the reality?
Because there were boobs!?
Because I looked ok?
Informative nutrition and lifestyle eating tips?
Because as a woman yourself I hopefully am inspiring you to be confident and not care what others say
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Please let me know your thoughts as I will adjust my posts accordingly.
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Btw, This is my first home cooked lunch continuing on the same protein and good complex carbs eating regime.
Chicken breast pan sauteed in coconut oil.
Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
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Only intended to have just an Expresso coffee after my Pilates class

Only intended to have just an Expresso coffee after my Pilates class.....
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However I ended up with a veggie brunch! .
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Scrambled eggs, wilted spinach, mushrooms, grilled halloumi cheese,  7-seeded sourdough toast, spicy chilli tomato relish, smashed avocado.
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However I ended up with a veggie brunch! .
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Scrambled eggs, wilted spinach, mushrooms, grilled halloumi cheese, 7-seeded sourdough toast, spicy chilli tomato relish, smashed avocado.
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School talk today Royal Russell School, Croydon, Surrey @royal_russell To 100 pupils in year 12

School talk today 
Royal Russell School, Croydon, Surrey
@royal_russell 
To 100 pupils in year 12.
Boys and girls age 16/17.
On Body image and confidence.
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Realised that my jacket is coordinating with the school colours! 
Btw my jacket is from Zara 2017 .
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Boys and girls age 16/17.
On Body image and confidence.
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Realised that my jacket is coordinating with the school colours!
Btw my jacket is from Zara 2017 .
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#Tbt Me age 15 and age 28

Me age 15 and age 28.
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren't real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same 'addicted to fitness' way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn't compare or judge. 
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then. 
Free to be who we were. .
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren’t real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same ‘addicted to fitness’ way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn’t compare or judge.
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then.
Free to be who we were. .
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TBT to past Wimbledon tennis champions styled by me

TBT to past Wimbledon tennis champions styled by me.

Jana Novotna and Mary Pierce in Berlin wearing Escada and Bulgari,  Kim Clijsters and Jelena Dokic wearing Etro in Rome,
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@marypierce_75 @clijsterskim

Jana Novotna and Mary Pierce in Berlin wearing Escada and Bulgari, Kim Clijsters and Jelena Dokic wearing Etro in Rome,
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@marypierce_75 @clijsterskim

Frida Kahlo @vamuseum London


Excited for the press preview of Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A. . . . . .

Frida Kahlo @vamuseum London. Frida was a unique style icon with her monobrow which she enhanced with makeup, red lips and flowers in her hair. Even with lifelong ill health and adversity she remained extraordinarily stylish in her image.

Frida was a unique style icon with her monobrow which she enhanced with makeup, red lips and flowers in her hair.
Even with lifelong ill health and adversity she remained extraordinarily stylish in her image.

Frida Kahlo @vamuseum London.

Frida was beset by health problems throughout her life from contracting Polio as a child to injuries sustained in a car accident which affected her to her early death.
However she remained stoic and stylish all through her pain…


Frida Kahlo @vamuseum London. Even after a leg amputation Frida remained true to her own unique personal style customising her prosthetic leg with a stylish  decorated boot.
Even after a leg amputation Frida remained a true to her own unique personal style, customising her prosthetic leg with a stylish decorated boot.
1933 Self-portrait Frida Kahlo exhibition Making herself up @vamuseum London. Frida's mono-brow and facial hair were not the beauty norms even at that time. She used an eyebrow pencil in Ebony to accentuate her brows and Revlon '"everything's rosy" lipstick  and red nail varnish.
Frida’s mono-brow and facial hair were not the beauty norms even at that time.
She used an eyebrow pencil in Ebony to accentuate her brows and Revlon “everything’s rosy” lipstick and red nail varnish.

Some of Frida Kahlo’s dresses. What can I say but how fabulous!




Frida Kahlo "making herself up" exhibition @vamuseum London.

This is her house where she lived with her husband Diego Rivera the Mexican muralist.